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Old 07 April 2005, 16:43   #1
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hi my dad might be upgrading to a ribeye! Hopefully a 6.5 /7 meter so it'll go alot faster and less bouncy when bombing it around!

Some fantastic examples of ribs on www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk
But i'm still having good fun on my dads 5.3 meter with a 90HP for now
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Old 08 April 2005, 07:14   #2
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NEW RIB NEW LOOK
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Old 08 April 2005, 07:30   #3
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Hi Hannah.....

......it may be an upgrade in lenght but in my opinion not in terms of quality. Ribeye's look quite nice but from what I've heard and seen, they are not the best build craft and rather expensive as well !!! Boats and Outboards remains a great place to research ideas as does the Forum.

What is it you and your family are after ? i.e. Family outings in nice conditions - long distance cruising - diving/fishing - hitting the rough stuff - all the above.

In answering these along with several other questions, you'll start to form a picture of what might best suit your needs.

For example, me - I like family outings, picnicing, sunbathing, bit of cruising but not too far and the occasional outing with fellow ribsters in whatever the elements can throw at us.

Therefore, I've gone for a rib with a leisure lay out (bench seats not jockeys) a picnic table, sunbathing platform and large internal fuel tank, 6 mtrs for the rough stuff and a 140 for the cruising.

Get me drift...........

Whereas a pal of mine with more money than sense (P D) has a 4 mtr because in answer to similar questions, that is the best rib suited to his particular needs.

Anyway, choosing a new RIB is one of the best and most exciting things one can do with ones money - especially if it's dads Keep us informed.

"DAAAAAAAAAAAAD any chance of a loan"...........
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Old 08 April 2005, 07:49   #4
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Thanks for your input MEME thatís exactly what I was looking for someone with a bit of knowledge to advise , if anyone else has any thoughts on this subject please throw them this way.
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Old 08 April 2005, 07:49   #5
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Whereas a pal of mine with more money than sense (P D) has a 4 mtr because in answer to similar questions, that is the best rib suited to his particular needs.
Not entirely true, Graeme. I find it a bit of a squeeze if I take the blow-up sheep.
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Phil, off topic but did you ever come up with an inflatable alternative to a duck punt?
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Old 08 April 2005, 08:12   #7
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......it may be an upgrade in lenght but in my opinion not in terms of quality. Ribeye's look quite nice but from what I've heard and seen, they are not the best build craft and rather expensive as well !!! Boats and Outboards remains a great place to research ideas as does the Forum.

What is it you and your family are after ? i.e. Family outings in nice conditions - long distance cruising - diving/fishing - hitting the rough stuff - all the above.

In answering these along with several other questions, you'll start to form a picture of what might best suit your needs.

For example, me - I like family outings, picnicing, sunbathing, bit of cruising but not too far and the occasional outing with fellow ribsters in whatever the elements can throw at us.

Therefore, I've gone for a rib with a leisure lay out (bench seats not jockeys) a picnic table, sunbathing platform and large internal fuel tank, 6 mtrs for the rough stuff and a 140 for the cruising.
So why are you selling it then Graeme
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F60786

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Old 08 April 2005, 08:25   #8
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That's easy.....

...........take a look at this baby. The Medline III.
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Old 08 April 2005, 08:26   #9
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Hannah, I can not comment to much on the quality of ribeye because i have never owned one, As a good rule i would say buy British when it comes to buying a Rib i.e Ribcraft,osprey,humber,tornado,Avon e.t.c these boats are made for our waters and have a certain ruggedness aboat them and are built to last, however there are a few exceptions and ribeye i believe are one of them i think they also own ribtec who make excellent boats
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Old 08 April 2005, 08:34   #10
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...........take a look at this baby. The Medline III.
Im with you now! Have you owned every model in the Zodiac range now!
I believe there is a Medline III in Christchurch Harbour near me, it has a Ficht 250! Nice looking boat.


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